Sing praises to God, our strength. – (Psalm 81:1a, NLT)
Be happy and sing to God our strength. – (Psalm 81:1a, ERV)
Sing with joy to God, our strength, our fortress. – (Psalm 81:1a, VOICE)
We are reminded throughout the Bible to sing and praise God for who He is and all that He has done. In this passage, we are made aware that God is our strength. Because we have a Source to draw from that does not grow weary, we ought to sing His praise with great joy. There is much comfort in finding fortress in our Heavenly Father. He is our safe place to seek strength and reason to rejoice. May we ever sing praises to God, who is our strength and our reason to sing.
Let songs of great joy,
Rise up within me;
To God, who’s my strength,
Provider of needs.
My Fortress, my Rock,
My reason to sing;
Only by His grace,
Have I anything.
Let our hearts choose rise,
And ever give praise;
To God who gives strength,
Throughout all our days.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our strength and our fortress and that we can ever sing with joy unto You. Thank You that You provide strength where we are lacking when we seek You in faith. Forgive us for attempting to power through things on our own, rather than seeking You and Your strength that sustains. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would come to You in all things and at all times, knowing that You are faithful to provide what is needed. Show us how to love those around us with joy that strengthens those who are struggling. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we sing praises to You, our strength and our reason to sing. Amen.
And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you.” – Exodus 33:19